Irish actors Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson along with Dublin-based movie “Albert Nobbs” and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” have been nominated for Golden Globe Awards.
Fassbender is up for the Best Actor award for his role in Steven McQueen’s “Shame”. He’s up against George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.
Gleeson is nominated for his role as “The Guard” in the Best Comedy or Musical slot.
Glenn Close’s movie “Albert Nobbs” has been nominated for the Best Original Song for “Lay Your Head Down”. The song was written by Glenn Close and Irish composer, Brian Byrne. “Lay Your Head” is sung by Sinead O’Connor.
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Close is also nominated for the Best Actress Award while Jannet McAtteer is nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award.
HBO series “Game of Thrones”, starring Sean Behan and filmed in and around Belfast is nominated in the Best TV Series Award category.
“Shame” starring Michael Fassbender:
“The Guard” starring Brendan Gleeson:
“Albert Nobbs”, filmed in Dublin:
Trailer for “Game of Thrones” season 2:
The 69th annual Golden Globe nominations:
BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
'The Ides of March'
BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
'Midnight in Paris'
'My Week with Marilyn'
Woody Allen, 'Midnight In Paris'
George Clooney, 'The Ides of March'
Michel Hazanavicius, 'The Artist'
Alexander Payne, 'The Descendants'
Martin Scorsese, 'Hugo'
BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
George Clooney, 'The Descendants'
Leonardo DiCaprio, 'J Edgar'
Michael Fassbender, 'Shame'
Ryan Gosling, 'The Ides of March'
Brad Pitt, 'Moneyball'
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Glenn Close, 'Albert Nobbs'
Viola Davis, 'The Help'
Rooney Mara, 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
Meryl Streep, 'The Iron Lady'
Tilda Swinton, 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'
BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jean Dujardin, 'The Artist'
Brendan Gleeson, 'The Guard'
Joseph Gordon Levitt, '50/50'
Ryan Gosling, 'Crazy Stupid Love'
Owen Wilson, 'Midnight in Paris'
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jodie Foster, 'Carnage'
Charlize Theron, 'Young Adult'
Kristen Wiig, 'Bridesmaids'
Michelle WIlliams, 'My Week With Marilyn'
Kate Winslet, 'Carnage'
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, 'My Week with Marilyn'
Albert Brooks, 'Drive'
Viggo Mortensen, 'A Dangerous Method'
Christopher Plummer, 'Beginners'
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, 'The Artist'
Jessica Chastain , 'The Help'
Janet McTeer, 'Albert Nobbs'
Octavia Spencer, 'The Help'
Shailene Woodley, 'The Descendants'
'Midnight in Paris', Woody Allen
'The Ides of March', George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
'The Artist', Michel Hazanavicius
'The Descendants', Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
'Moneyball, Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
'The Adventures of Tintin'
'Puss in Boots'
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
'The Flowers of War'
'In The Land of Blood and Honey'
'The Kid WIth The Bike'
'The Skin I Live In'
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
'The Artist', Ludovic Bource
'W.E.', Abel Korzeniowski
'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
'Hugo', Howard Shore
'War Horse, John Williams